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Poetry

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Poems, poets, and lyrical verse
Once There Were Giants

Once There Were Giants

The Modern Montreal Poets Who Set Out to Build a National Literature
edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian

When Patrick Anderson, P.K. Page, F.R. Scott and others set up Preview Magazine, they were doing more than creating a vehicle to publish their high modernist poetry, which they were having difficulties publishing elsewhere. They were taking the first steps towards consciously building a Canadian literature. When John Sutherland established First Statement, he was taking the next step — publishing Louis Dudek and Irving Layton, poets from Montreal's working class. Between the establishment of t …

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The Only Poetry That Matters

The Only Poetry That Matters

Reading the Kootenay School of Writing
edition:Paperback
tagged : poetry, canadian

In The Only Poetry That Matters, novelist and poet Clint Burnham offers the first book-length examination of the Kootenay School of Writing, the notorious group of poets who came to international attention in Vancouver during the 1980s. Founded in 1984 after the closure of David Thompson University Centre in Nelson, the KSW offered writing and publishing courses and hosted colloquia, critical talks, and a reading series featuring local, Canadian, and international writers (which continue to thi …

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Leave-Taking

Leave-Taking

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Leave-Taking moves through stages of grief-- the reckoning, the remembering, the rituals-- after the sudden death of a spouse. The poems trace reflections on a long marriage, and what it is like to be left behind. The poems travel from Haida Gwaii on the west coast of Canada, across the mountains and into the prairie city of Winnipeg, to the beaches of Cape Cod; however, they stop often to rest in the quiet spaces found inside Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. Through these interspersed cemete …

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Float

Float

edition:Hardcover

From the renowned classicist and MacArthur Prize winner: a brilliant new collection that explores myth and memory, beauty and loss, all the while playing with--and pushing--the limits of language and form.
Anne Carson continuously dazzles us with her inventiveness and the way her work changes our perspectives. With Float, she surpasses her own bar. In individual chapbooks that can be read in any order, she conjures a mix of voices, time periods, and structures to explore what makes people, memor …

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